Umbral Mantle

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Uncommon

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Umbral Mantle

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has "(3), Untap: This creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn."

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Umbral Mantle Discussion

Mortarpod_Blues on UW Petitioner Self Mill...Reanimator Combo?

23 hours ago

In no particular order, I've got some suggestions you might have a look at. Some cards are just to round out the deck and give you a little more defensive capability, and others are to fully lean-into the self-mill theme you've got going. In particular, you might want to put in more blink effects so you can tap your Petitioners more than once per turn/round.

Still a super freaking cool concept! It turns what the card was MEANT to do on its head, and makes it that much more potent (it's easier to mill just one person-- yourself-- than it is to try and handle all your opponents at once instead).

Conjurer's Closet

Mistmeadow Witch

Venser, the Sojourner

Kefnet's Monument

Thought Vessel

Halimar Depths

Dissipation Field

Nephalia Smuggler

Genesis Chamber

Helm of the Host

Umbral Mantle

Sensei's Divining Top

Perpetual Timepiece

Elixir of Immortality

Thrumming Stone

Beguiler of Wills

Deadeye Navigator

Flickerform

Sudden Disappearance

Lavinia of the Tenth

Felidar Guardian

Deputy of Acquittals

Azor's Elocutors

Traumatize

Paradox Engine

Fraying Sanity

Drowned Secrets

Illusionist's Bracers

Masako the Humorless

Hedron Crab

Jace's Archivist

Sphinx of the Chimes

Teferi's Protection

Rite of Replication

Increasing Confusion

Clone Legion

Startled Awake  Flip

Rings of Brighthearth

Basalt Monolith

Kindred Discovery

Mycosynth Lattice

Unwinding Clock

Inkmoth_ on Yeva Draw-Grow

3 days ago

DrkNinja: "you have no win con other than making a player scoop"

This is completely incorrect. Please look at the kill loops section, it explains how it KILLS a whole table using Shaman of Forgotten Ways and Thousand-Year Elixir to kill a table as well, as a contingency to mill the whole table if that becomes a non-option.

I am sorry if you mistook my comment as inflammatory, I was not trying to aggravate you in any way, I just think you might've overlooked the actual KILL win-condition.

DavePeachtree: Genesis Wave is super awesome, and while it seems like a perfect fit, once I have enough mana to get anything worth while out of it, I usually have enough mana to actually win. As for Umbral Mantle , my only issue which is pretty dumb I'll admit, is the fact that I need an outlet. Once I have infinite mana, I will always need infinite bounces to pop off or draw at the very least.

Soren841: Thanks for coming in to my defense, good sir! and I think my Yeva deck is as competitive as SHE can get, but I don't believe she's cEDH by any means, which is what I will never admit to.

BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR: "it's as competitive as Yeva gets" <3 Stuff like this makes my day.

PlatinumOne: The kill loops thoroughly explains how, but the gist of it is either Shaman of Forgotten Ways killing the table when everything has been wiped out OR Geier Reach Sanitarium loops to mill the whole table.

DavePeachtree on Yeva Draw-Grow

3 days ago

I know you CMC is really low, but 31 lands seems so low to me. I also think Genesis Wave would be a good addition to the deck. I also think Umbral Mantle might work well in the deck.

I really love that the CMC is so low and would interested in seeing how fast this deck works out. I loved reading your primer and found that it had some great information... i dont really agree with dr ninja as least i think marwyn should stay in the deck.

Thanks for the brew

mamomanamatt on Rhys' Elvish Conclave

1 week ago

Doombeard1984 thanks for the love!!! I am ordering Paradox Engine tonight, and had never thought of Phyrexian Arena but that should be an auto include! It will be being ordered as well!!! Worldly Tutor seemed too slow when I used to run it, then again I was new to MTG then and only used it at sorcery speed... I may add it! And sadly, because I am all about theme, Akroma's Memorial is just too off theme... those key words though, woosh!!!

When it comes to Eladamri, Lord of Leaves , I tend to only use him in the early game to protect my board state and then either chump block with him or use my own removal on him… he is quite the Nonbo with Umbral Mantle .

multimedia on Tatyova's Bountiful Paradise

2 weeks ago

Hey, this is a good start, but I think you're including too much fat and not enough sustenance. There's several really good cards here: Thrasios, Safekeeper, Azusa, Cobra, Baloths, Excavator, Muse, etc. Command Tower is however missing :) All my cards suggestions are budget ($6 or less).

Cards to cut to make 100 cards:

  • Baloth Woodcrasher: this is a worse Rampaging Baloths.
  • Arcanis the Omnipotent: too expensive card draw which you don't need because of Tatyova.
  • Archetype of Endurance: not worth eight mana.
  • Polyraptor: not worth eight mana.
  • Patron of the Moon: not enough Moonfolk.
  • Fleet Swallower
  • Desolation Twin
  • Tromokratis

Consider reducing what creatures/cards you want as your win conditions because you don't need as many win condition creatures as you have here. All the cards I suggest to cut to make 100 are high mana cost creatures to help to reduce the high avg. CMC here which is 4.2. Choose a few win condition creatures who can benefit from the strategy of playing a lot of lands before and after the creature is on the battlefield.

I see Thrasios, Triton Hero and overall it's the most powerful card in the entire deck. Adapting the land strategy to also support him is a good plan to consider. Thrasios wants a combo that makes infinite colorless/colored mana because this lets you draw your deck and put all your lands onto the battlefield. Most infinite colorless mana combos consist of expensive price cards such as Rings of Brighthearth or Power Artifact with Basalt Monolith . There are however some budget two cards + Thrasios combos to consider:

  1. Krosan Restorer with threshold + enchanted with Pemmin's Aura or Freed from the Real : equals unlimited mana from tapping and untapping three lands. These auras let you untap Restorer which then lets you untap three lands gaining you two mana each time Restorer is untapped. Threshold is not difficult to enable (getting seven cards in your graveyard) with all the land ramp spells as well as Wilds, Expanse, Blighted, Bant Panorama, Ghost Quarter, etc.

  2. Viridian Joiner + Umbral Mantle + two mana: equals infinite green mana. Tap Joiner to make one green mana use it and two additional mana to then untap Joiner giving it 3 power. Tap Joiner to make three mana then use that three mana to untap Joiner giving it 5 power. You can now tap and untap Joiner unlimited amount of times.

  3. Umbral Mantle + Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix who's able to make four mana. If you have Kydele in play and draw four or more cards for the turn then you can tap and untap Kydele unlimited times with Mantle.

There are other budget infinite mana combos, but these are using cards that are fine for ramp without the combo therefore they can be used in other ways here with the land strategy.


There's a few cards to consider that can give you an advantage due to all the lands you're playing and putting onto the battlefield. These cards effect all players, but you can benefit much more from them because of the land strategy.

Overburden and Breach bounce lands that are in play back into their controllers hands this is very helpful because of landfall and you want a lot of lands in your hand to play each turn. These cards alone can really disrupt your opponents which is good for you.

Consider more lands? I suggest 42 lands. 36 lands is low for a land strategy especially when you want to be able to support landfall and play multiple lands per turn as well as use cards abilities to put lands from hand onto the battlefield. You need a lot of lands to be able to do all this each turn.

Lands to consider adding:

Other cards to consider adding:


Summary of all adds and cuts.

Overall cards to consider adding:

  • Avenger of Zendikar
  • Meloku the Clouded Mirror
  • Krosan Restorer
  • Pemmin's Aura
  • Viridian Joiner
  • Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix
  • Umbral Mantle
  • Command Tower
  • Bant Panorama
  • Ghost Quarter
  • Ghost Town
  • Flooded Grove
  • Botanical Sanctum
  • Overburden
  • Mana Breach
  • Horn of Greed
  • Mystic Remora
  • Eternal Witness
  • Nissa, Vital Force
  • Sakura-Tribe Scout
  • Llanowar Scout
  • Courser of Kruphix
  • Wayward Swordtooth
  • Splendid Reclamation
  • Zuran Orb
  • Nature's Lore
  • Nissa's Pilgrimage
  • Dryad Greenseeker
  • Coiling Oracle
  • Farhaven Elf
  • Beast Within

Overall cards to consider cutting:

  • Baloth Woodcrasher
  • Arcanis the Omnipotent
  • Archetype of Endurance
  • Polyraptor
  • Patron of the Moon
  • Fleet Swallower
  • Desolation Twin
  • Tromokratis
  • Archetype of Imagination
  • Artisan of Kozilek
  • Conduit of Ruin
  • Lorthos, the Tidemaker
  • Nezahal, Primal Tide
  • Pathrazer of Ulamog
  • Pathbreaker Ibex
  • Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar
  • Void Winnower
  • Frontier Guide
  • Bident of Thassa
  • Horizon Spellbomb
  • Seer's Sundial
  • Spellbook
  • Swiftfoot Boots
  • Venser's Journal
  • Retreat to Kazandu
  • Zendikar Resurgent
  • Omniscience
  • Peregrination
  • Overwhelming Stampede
  • Harvest Season

Good luck with your deck.


griffin_15 on King Macar, the Gold Cursed Goldmember got a car!

3 weeks ago

Hey, so it looks like you have stuffed the deck with ways to tap down your commander, but you're only untapping during your untap step for the most part, you should look into more untap affects. You have Saddlebags, which works, but I would look to add a few more; Staff of Domination , Umbral Mantle , Thornbite Staff , Thousand-Year Elixir , Paradox Engine , also there's Maze of Ith and Thaumatic Compass  Flip. Additionally, if you're going to be tapping and untapping creatures, creatures like Avatar of Woe and Visara the Dreadful , to get more value out of those untap affects. Also, take a look at some of the Crew costs. You are low on creatures, high on Vehicles. You'll always have access to King Macar, the Gold-Cursed , but there's no guarantee you'll have creatures with Power > 2 on the battlefield on in your hand so; Aradara Express , Ballista Charger , Bomat Bazaar Barge , Conqueror's Galleon  Flip, Consulate Dreadnought , Demolition Stomper , Fell Flagship , Heart of Kiran , Irontread Crusher , Skysovereign, Consul Flagship , and Weatherlight , all are likely dead cards on the battlefield, unable to be crewed. Also, Magus of the Coffers will be high value as well, generating mass amounts of mana while also being able to untapped by untappers. You also might want to look into adding some more card draw, you have Greed , but perhaps Bloodgift Demon , Pain Seer , and Dark Tutelage are solid options. I know some of my suggestions are expensive, but I'm just trying to help optimize, and efficient untappers are going to be expensive because they're rarer.

SynergyBuild on Yisan is running slowly.

4 weeks ago

$20ish Budget way to make Yisan very fast:

Add in Arbor Elf , Fyndhorn Elves , Wirewood Symbiote , Seeker of Skybreak , Temur Sabertooth , Priest of Titania , Elvish Archdruid , Boreal Druid , Devoted Druid , Great Oak Guardian , Autumn's Veil , Nature's Claim , Natural State , Caustic Caterpillar , Reclamation Sage , Desert Twister , Copperhorn Scout , Wood Elves , Somberwald Stag , Manglehorn , Marwyn, the Nurturer , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Leaf Gilder , Heart Warden , Fyndhorn Elder

Drop out Taunting Elf , Verdant Force , Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger , Wild Beastmaster , Worldspine Wurm , Pathbreaker Ibex , Mycoloth , Kamahl, Fist of Krosa , Gyre Sage , Giant Adephage , Elvish Piper , Cultivator of Blades , Bramble Elemental , Avenger of Zendikar , Tooth and Nail , See the Unwritten , Triumph of the Hordes , Overrun , Overwhelming Stampede , Overrun , Genesis Wave , Explosive Vegetation , Zendikar Resurgent , Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Umbral Mantle , Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Total of 26 swaps.

The switches lists speed the deck up and make it win through an easy and efficient combo, all fetchable by Yisan. The combo uses Great Oak Guardian , Temur Sabertooth , and Wirewood Symbiote . With these and enough mana producing creatures, you get infinitely large creatures or with 1 more mana, infinitely large creatures and infinite mana, and untaps which can be put into Yisan to fetch Caterhoof and give the team trample.

All together, the deck will also run enough early-game interaction like Caustic Caterpillar , Manglehorn , Reclamation Sage , Natural State , Nature's Claim , the already run Lignify and Acidic Slime , and catch-alls like Desert Twister and Yisan fetchables like Somberwald Stag .

With all of this in mind, it is a little weak to removal, but with Eternal Witness and Temur Sabertooth both fetchable with Yisan, I feel it can be okay.

How does this sound?

ElderDinosaurHighlander on The great Temptress of Esper

1 month ago

@triproberts12 I appreciate all the help with the deck! the main reason I need trophy mage is for when I get Thousand-Year Elixir as well as Umbral Mantle , and a few others. I had Trinket Mage in but I wasn't sure if it was worth it to only fetch 2 cards _O_/. I'm not sure about the momentary blink, mainly cause it returns it to its owners control, which is problematic if I want to keep it when Mareki untaps. I definitely like Kaya in the deck I hadn't thought about her, and definitely yes on brago, next time I order cards he is for sure in!

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Umbral Mantle occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.04%

Red: 0.08%

Green: 0.28%

GW (Selesnya): 0.1%